Sprouts & Seedlings
Camden Children’s Garden3 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103
If your toddlers are home with you on Wednesday morning you really should check out the Sprouts & Seedlings program at Camden Children’s Garden. We tried it today and it was awesome. Both boys were entertained the entire time. Each Wednesday has a new theme and every 15 minutes a new activity is introduced supporting that week’s theme.
Here is what we did: Song & Circle Time, Hands-on Activity, Snack & Storytime, Craft, Garden Exploration & Carousel Ride, then the Goodby Gathering. This is all in 90 minutes and all for $10 / child. The instructors are so animated and energetic that they quickly make the kids laugh and relax. Everything is at the pace of the kids.
Henry loved the garden exploration part of the program. He got a pair of binoculars to walk around with and event got to plant and water lettuce. Each week the kids get to plant something new and check in on what they planted last week. The butterfly garden was also a big hit because it is set up at toddler level and the butterflies are very easy to spot. It didn’t hurt that we also got to feed the fish in the koi pond either.
Younger siblings are welcome but it really is great to be able to be hands on with your toddler.
I cannot say enough good thing about this program and its instructors.
Sign up to go every week or just once. There are five more classes left and I know we will try to make as many as possible.
April 25th: Delicious and Nutritious
May 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd: Beautiful Butterflies
Contact Ashley at 856-365-9741 to register and get your information packet.
*Parking: You want to park in the Battleship NJ parking deck ($8.50) which is just past the Adventure Aquarium parking lot $10.00). The Battleship NJ parking deck only takes cash. There is an ATM around the front of the building and the Adventure Aquarium parking lot take credit card…it is just a little bit of a longer walk to the Children’s Garden (but not a big deal).
* as long as it is not raining hard part of the program is outside so dress accordingly.
* since you are done at 11:30 think about packing a lunch and having a picnic by the river. If you are looking at the Children’s Garden to the left is a little plaza overlooking the water and to the right in front of the Adventure Aquarium there is grass! Take your pick.